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  • Cannes: migrant documentary-maker slams French state policies

    05/19/2018 4:37:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    The cast and crew of a new documentary pose together on the famous red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, ahead of a screening of their new film on French migrant rights. It tells the story of an olive farmer, Cedric Herrou, who's helped thousands of migrants cross the French-Italian border. His aid work has landed him in court a number of times, but has helped him become a symbol for activists fighting asylum law. The 38-year-old olive farmer, who stars in the documentary, says he won't let the glamour of the film industry go to his head: "I'm going...
  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

    03/08/2018 12:25:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu Mar 8th, 2018 | Sherilyn Connelly
    Isn't it hard to believe how a beautiful actress wasn't taken seriously as the genius inventor that she was?Along with digital video and consumer drones — cf. this week’s Leaning into the Wind — one of the greatest boons to documentaries over the past decade has been previously unheard recordings of deceased people, the latest beneficiary being Alexandra Dean’s excellent Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. Tapes of Lamarr from 1990 are among the primary source for exploring her life, which was a prime example of how it’s not always easy being the best at something — and when you’re the...
  • Rachel Dolezal's Son Has Strong Words for His Mother in Netflix Documentary Clip

    03/08/2018 6:46:08 AM PST · by BBell · 30 replies
    http://www.complex.com/ ^ | 3/7/18 | JOSHUA ESPINOZA
    Notorious race imposter Rachel Dolezal will not go away. In 2015, the 40-year-old civil rights activist was catapulted into the national spotlight after she was exposed for lying about her African-American background. Though she later admitted both of her biological parents were white, Dolezal attempted to defend herself by claiming to identify as “trans-black.” The fact that she has refused to change her position has resulted in widespread backlash. And it has apparently impacted her children. On Wednesday, Netflix released a clip of their upcoming original documentary titled The Rachel Divide. Vulture reports award-winning filmmaker Laura Brownson followed Dolezal and...
  • 15 Ex-Gays, Lesbians 'Come Out of Homosexuality' in Documentary Film by Christian Ministry

    02/07/2018 9:32:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/07/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Fifteen men and women from around the world who say they are coming out of "homosexual practices" are featured in a documentary film set to be released Thursday by a U.K.-based Christian ministry.Christian Concern said in a statement on Tuesday that "Voices of the Silenced: Experts, Evidences and Ideologies," will be screened in London and features interviews with international experts who support the ex-gay group."'Voices of the Silenced' challenges the closedown on debate about the value of therapeutic support undertaken in ways that are respectful of client goals and individual rights to change," the group said."Exposing the largely unexamined role...
  • Fox Exposes the Clintons in the Scandalous Series

    01/28/2018 6:13:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 28, 2018 | Peter Barry Chowka
    The excellent 7-part Fox News documentary series Scandalous, covering the scandals of the Clintons through the 42nd president’s impeachment trial in 1999, continues tonight with the premiere of part 2, “A Woman Called Paula.” The hour-long program airs at 8 P.M. E.T./P.T. At 7 P.M., part 1, “Up Crooked Creek” about the Whitewater scandal, which originally aired last Sunday, will be reprised. Fox hopes that Scandalous will be an ongoing series devoted to various political scandals in American history. The first 7 parts, devoted to the Clintons, total 280 minutes of content and go a long way towards helping to...
  • Scandalous

    01/28/2018 4:35:53 PM PST · by Envisioning · 72 replies
    Fox News | 1-28-2018 | Me
    2 hour special on the Clintons called "Scandalous" on Fox News Channel from 6-8 CST. Why now? Educating the public before.....?
  • "Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable"

    01/27/2018 12:54:05 PM PST · by rexthecat · 12 replies
    Netflix
    Has anyone on FR watched the Netflix documentary, "Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable?"
  • Bob Hope was determined to entertain American troops and give back to the country he loved, says...

    12/28/2017 11:35:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 28, 2017 | Stephanie Nolasco
    Full title: Bob Hope was determined to entertain American troops and give back to the country he loved, says daughter From vaudeville to Hollywood, Bob Hope conquered it all as a beloved showman — but his greatest achievement was entertaining the troops. At the time of his death in 2003 at age 100, the New York Times reported the film, TV and stage star performed nearly all of his 400 radio programs at military bases and embarked on annual tours where he delighted American servicemen with his sidesplitting monologues. Hope even took time to befriend weary soldiers and, as his...
  • Woman jailed over Hillary Clinton documentary fraud

    11/12/2017 5:40:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/10/17
    A woman has been jailed after duping film-makers into believing she could get them behind-the-scenes access to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Ann Leuser fraudulently claimed to have a close connection with the former US secretary of state and tried to enter into a contract for a fly-on-the-wall documentary that proposed a series of payments totalling £120,000. The 56-year-old, of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, even paid an actress £5,000 to impersonate Clinton’s director of communications Jennifer Palmieri over the phone.
  • AN OPEN SECRET. Official PG-13 version

    10/20/2017 4:40:42 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    In light of the long awaited revelations of sexual abuse in Hollywood finally being reported ESPONDA PRODUCTIONS presents AN OPEN SECRET for free for a limited time . A film about the sexual abuse of children in the entertainment industry in Hollywood. Please support our efforts of raising awareness by sharing with your friends and colleagues. #AnOpenSecret #BeCourageus #ReportIt #LifeGetsBetter. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @AnOpenSecret. https://vimeo.com/142444429
  • Will Ken Burns' twisted version of Vietnam War endure?

    10/19/2017 5:35:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/19/2017 | Richard Botkin
    “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” Richard Nixon’s 1994 post-war observation remains as prescient as ever. With the release of the Ken Burns/Lynne Novick epic 10-part PBS documentary on the war last month, it is safe to say that the misreporting and misremembering have only been compounded and exacerbated. For those among us who expected favorable treatment for the American effort to halt the spread of communism and a serious look at our South Vietnamese allies beyond the recycled shibboleths of their leaders as corrupt...
  • The documentary -- "Mully" is a must-watch: Remarkable story of Kenyan who saved 10,000 children

    09/27/2017 8:38:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 09/27/2017 | Rosa Whitaker
    Charles Mutua Mulli, one of the most interesting and inspirational people you’ve probably never heard of, woke up in his family’s hut in a tiny village in Kenya one morning in 1955 and discovered that his parents had taken his brother and fled. Charles had been abandoned. He was 6 years old. The tale of that child’s experiences over the ensuing 60 years is told in a compelling new documentary titled “Mully” (he later changed the spelling of his surname), directed by the actor/filmmaker Scott Haze. It is a rags-to-riches story of extraordinary dimensions – i.e., Mully literally went from...
  • Best Critique of Burns Vietnam

    09/22/2017 11:10:12 AM PDT · by grayhog · 35 replies
    Vietnam Veterans for Factual History ^ | 9/22/17 | Steve Sherman
    Steve Sherman and VVFFH are reviewing each episode, pointing out the falsehoods, misrepresentations, outright lies and propaganda as they come up. Here is a summary of the first episode: Segment One: (1945-1959) Fails to mention that Ho Chi Minh was a Comintern (Soviet) agent for nearly 20 years, not a nationalist as portrayed in the documentary. If he was a true nationalist, he would have worked with the other anti-French nationalists (VNQDD, Dai Viet, Catholic, Cao Dai, etc.) instead of betraying them to the French Surete to be imprisoned or killed. He also murdered many anti-French nationalists and Vietnamese patriots...
  • A Vietnamese reviews the Burns series on the war

    09/22/2017 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    The Royal New Zealand Artillery ^ | September 19, 2017 | Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang
    Preview of new US PBS Vietnam War documentary TV series being screened in the US from this week. Date: Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 . Submitted by Barry Dreyer, for interest and forewarning. The preview is by Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang, a Vietnamese doctor who served with the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. COMMENTS ON "THE VIETNAM WAR", an 18 EPISODE DOCUMENTARY SERIES Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang ====================================================== I was fortunate to be part of a joint PBS and local library panel to preview the Vietnam War Documentary by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick who had spent ten years to...
  • Missing from Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam’: The patriotism and pride of those who fought

    09/21/2017 9:20:30 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 234 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 September 2017 | Bing West
    Most of the interviewees talk in the lugubrious tones of the defeated. We all know the story ends badly. But when it’s over, we aren’t told why we lost. The music is more memorable than the pictures, and the pictures are more compelling than the narration. We are deluged by sights and sounds but not enlightened as to cause and effect. The film casts the antiwar movement in a moderately favorable light. Are the protesters the real heroes here? What about the valiant US soldiers, 75 percent of whom were volunteers?
  • Morgan Spurlock's Long-Awaited Super Size Me Sequel Is Here

    09/10/2017 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Food and Wine ^ | September 8th 2017 | Christopher Rosen
    Thirteen years after Morgan Spurlock’s hit documentary Super Size Me put the fast-food industry on blast and the filmmaker on the map as one of the modern era’s best-known documentarians, Spurlock is back with a sequel. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! will have its world premiere on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival (screening details for those in Toronto for the fest can be found here). Whereas in the original film, the Oscar-nominated Spurlock attempted to eat only McDonald’s food products for a 30-day period, Super Size Me 2 finds the filmmaker opening up his own fast-food establishment,...
  • New netflix doc tells true story of how 'curb your enthusiasm' saved innocent man from death penalty

    09/04/2017 9:43:47 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    Oxygen ^ | September 1st 2017 | Gina Tron
    A new Netflix documentary shows the incredible story about how an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" was used to stop a man from being put to death for a crime he didn’t commit. "Long Shot" tells the story of Juan Catalan, arrested for the murder of a 16-year-old girl in 2003. NME reports that he had long maintained his innocence by saying he was at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game on the night of the crime. Catalan mentioned that it looked like somebody was filming something at the game, but he wasn’t sure what. The filming was for the...
  • Plutocracy (A Great 3-Part Documentary about Economic Repression in the USA)

    08/28/2017 7:29:25 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Vanity
    Since I hate the propaganda on Netflix these days, I searched around for entertainment and found this three-part documentary (the first part is linked). It is mostly about the workers' plight and the corruption of crony capitalism, but it has been far more balanced than the Wobbly-level drivel I expected it to be (especially about the Reconstruction period and slavery); it's quite informative and visually captivating. If someone decides to watch it, I would appreciate if some Freepers decided to express their opinions and set facts straight if need be.
  • Two 1991 documentaries - Pearl Harbor 50th Anniversary and Desert Storm: Desert Victory

    08/04/2017 3:17:40 PM PDT · by mairdie
    The 50th Anniversary documentary of Pearl Harbor is hosted by Edward Woodward. The Desert Storm documentary was an A&E production. Both are from 1991.
  • Clinton Cash movie

    07/17/2017 4:12:05 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | Jul 23, 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    Clinton Cash, is a feature documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book that the New York Times hailed as “The most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.” Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation. This wealth was accumulated during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as US Secretary of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LYRUOd_QoM